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FedRAMP Certification

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About FedRAMP

FedRAMP is the result of close collaboration with cybersecurity and cloud experts from GSA, NIST, DHS, DOD, NSA, OMB, the Federal CIO Council and its working groups, as well as private industry. Additional information on the FedRAMP governance can be found here.

The FedRAMP assessment process is initiated by agencies or cloud service provider (CSPs) beginning a security authorization using the FedRAMP requirements which are FISMA compliant and based on the NIST 800-53 rev3 and initiating work with the FedRAMP PMO.

CSPs must implement the FedRAMP security requirements on their environment and hire a FedRAMP approved third party assessment organization (3PAO) to perform an independent assessment to audit the cloud system and provide a security assessment package for review.

The FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB) will review the security assessment package based on a prioritized approach and may grant a provisional authorization. Federal agencies can leverage CSP authorization packages for review when granting an agency Authority to Operate (ATO) saving time and money.

PROGRAM GOALSPROGRAM BENEFITS
  • Accelerate the adoption of secure cloud solutions through reuse of assessments and authorizations
  • Increase confidence in security of cloud solutions
  • Achieve consistent security authorizations using a baseline set of agreed upon standards to be used for Cloud product approval in or outside of FedRAMP
  • Ensure consistent application of existing security practices
  • Increase confidence in security assessments
  • Increase automation and near real-time data for continuous monitoring
  • Increases re-use of existing security assessments across agencies
  • Saves significant cost, time and resources – "do once, use many times"
  • Improves real-time security visibility
  • Provides a uniform approach to risk-based management
  • Enhances transparency between government and cloud service providers (CSPs)
  • Improves the trustworthiness, reliability, consistency, and quality of the Federal security authorization process
FedRAMP Advisory Sevices

Chief Information Officers from the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and the General Services Administration serve on the Joint Authorization Board (JAB).

FedRAMP duties and responsibilities for the JAB

  • Define FedRAMP security authorization requirements.
  • Approve accreditation criteria for third party assessment organizations.
  • Establish a priority queue for authorization package reviews.
  • Review FedRAMP authorization packages.
  • Grant joint provisional authorizations.
  • Ensure that provisional authorizations are reviewed and updated regularly.

How Can We Help You with your FedRAMP Needs?

ControlCase can help with providing advisory services. In order to assure our independence same organization cannot provide both advisory and assessments. As an advisor we can assist CSP’s and federal agencies with understanding the requirements, impacts to their business/agencies, and best practice approaches to getting FedRAMP certified or leveraging FedRAMP approved CSP’s.